naviarhaiku284 – the shepherdess calls

the shepherdess calls
a distant clang of goat bells
mountain music


Mark is a member of the British Haiku Society and has been writing haiku and senryu for around seven years, His first collection Ghost Moon received positive reviews from esteemed American haiku Journal Frog Pond and the British Haiku Society’s Blithe Spirit. He’s just completed his second collection “So Slow The Moon’s Rise”. Mark’s haiku and senryu have been published in haiku journals al around the world, and he was one of the panelists at our latest Naviar Haiku Fest in London last October.


Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit

Deadline: 19th June 2019

haiku by Mark Gilfillan
picture by Antonio Grosz

1 thought on “naviarhaiku284 – the shepherdess calls”

  1. Thank you so much, this composition enhance the haiku and takes it to another dimension.

    My new collection is now with my publisher, Alba and also has w new title.

    A Portable Universe

    Taken from

    held up to the light
    a portable universe
    the tadpole jam-jar

    I am a committee member and trustee of The British Haiku Society and also run a live haiku reading event called Haiku London, every three months or so at The Mascara Bar N16 in London

    Thank you Marco and the whole team at Naviar Records, a wonderful and imaginative piece.

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